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Lawrence Diller, MD

I'm a behavioral/developmental pediatrician who has been on the front-lines of clinical practice with ADHD, ODD, OCD, ASD, learning problems for over thirty years. I've written some books and numerous articles for professionals and the public. My opinions have been expressed not only on television and radio, but also in front of Congress and the President's Council on Bioethics.

Whether you're looking for an sensible expert to help you make decisions about your child locally or are interested in the opinions of a doctor who prescribes medications to children but takes a broader look at the issues involved, you've come to the right place. Take a look at the opeds. Get some answers to questions on ADHD and psychiatric drugs for children.

Books by Larry Diller

Remembering Ritalin: A Doctor and Generation Rx Reflect on Life and Psychiatric Drugs

In 1998, Dr. Lawrence Diller's controversial bestseller Running on Ritalin sparked a national debate about the ADHD diagnosis and the prescribing of drugs to our nation's kids. Today, Dr. Diller...


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Running on Ritalin: A Physician Reflects on Children, Society and Performance in a Pill

In a book as provocative and newsworthy as Listening to Prozac and Driven to Distraction, a physician speaks out on America's epidemic level of diagnoses for attention deficit disorder, and...


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Should I Medicate My Child? Sane Solutions for Troubled Kids with--and without--Psychiatric Drugs

With the publication of Running on Ritalin in 1998, Dr. Lawrence Diller established himself as the country's leading expert on the use of psychiatric drugs to treat children. Since then,...


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The Last Normal Child: Essays on the Intersection of Kids, Culture, and Psychiatric Drugs

Behavioral-developmental pediatrician Lawrence Diller continues his investigation into the widespread use of psychiatric drugs for children in America, an investigation that began with his first book, Running on Ritalin. In...


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The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men (Simon and Schuster) by Christina Hoff Sommers.

Fairly shrill sometimes polemical attack on the preposterous "politically correct" notion that boys can be reformed early in their lives to act more like girls. The attacks sometimes get pretty personal against well known authors like Carol Gilligan, Mary Pipher (Ophelia Syndrome) and William Pollack (Real Boys), but I basically agree with much of what she has to say. Boys won't and can't be turned into acting like girls no matter how useful some people may think that could be. More useful -- boys need their fathers around for leadership and firm discipline according to Sommers and I agree.